9. The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005)
Directed by John Canemaker, “The Moon and the Son” is a poignant exploration of the director’s relationship with his father. The film uses a combination of animation techniques, including hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, and live-action footage, to create a moving and deeply personal story. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2005 and is a must-watch for anyone interested in animation as a storytelling medium.